January 26, 2021
USC Trojan won consecutive outdoor Mile crowns from 1938-39, including meet record
The final day’s track portion of the 1938 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships got started with one of the meet’s classic Mile races.
Returning was champion Charles Fenske of Wisconsin, but...
March 02, 2015
Six months after Seaman broke Zamperini’s long-standing high school record, the two began a casual acquaintance over the years.
By Jon Earnest, The Exponent
Former Reedley resident Bob Seaman and Louis Zamperini, the inspiration for “Unbroken,” always will be linked in the sport of track &...
December 18, 2014
High school Mile record holder and two-time NCAA Mile champion considered candidate to run first sub-4 minute Mile
By Evan Andrews, History.com
On December 25, Universal Pictures’ new film “Unbroken” is set to debut nationwide. Based upon the bestselling book by Laura Hillenbrand, the film...
December 15, 2014
A Q&A with actor Jack O'Connell, who had to master Louie Zamperini's flair for running on the big screen.
By Christine Fennessy, Runner's World
Jack O'Connell, 24, is the British actor who plays Louie Zamperini in Unbroken. The film, directed by Angelina Jolie, will be released on Christmas...
December 10, 2014
On eve of 'Unbroken' release, they reflect on their father's running, his thoughts on the movie and his dedication to sport.
By Christine Fennessy, Runner's World
Louie Zamperini’s life hits big screens everywhere on Christmas Day. The movie, Unbroken, is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s...
November 17, 2014
“I think as a human being, as a mother, as someone who works internationally, I needed desperately to know a man like Louis Zamperini in my life, to know that there is hope.” – director Angelina Jolie
By Tom Peck, The Independent
It is only in retrospect that the unconnected events of a life...
July 31, 2014
I feel him now among us, young again, his strong legs reaching and pushing, his great lungs drawing in the sweet air, his grand, bounding heart beating, beating, beating. Listen. You can hear his laughter.
By Daily Breeze
Eulogy for Louis Zamperini written by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of...
July 03, 2014
His resilience under unspeakable suffering as Japanese POW during World War II more than earned him every moment of this later heroic acclaim.
By Roger Robinson, Runner's World
Louis Zamperini, a 1936 U.S. Olympian at 5000 meters and the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken, has died at...
April 20, 2014
The amazing tale of Louis Zamperini remained untold on film for 56 years; "In the end, its message is one we all need now more than ever — the journey of a man finding his way through the darkness and into the light."
By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was...
February 25, 2014
Zamperini's inspirational story offers a bright light of hope for an often-troubled time.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, TODAY.com
Angelina Jolie was looking far and wide for dramatic inspiration, and all the time it was right outside her own front door.
Jolie is directing "Unbroken," the...
February 20, 2014
Biopic of high school Mile record holder, Olympian and WWII hero Louis Zamperini to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2014
By Amanda Bell, Yahoo Movies
In keeping with the current sense of nationalistic spirit Team USA has been tapping within many by way of Sochi, a first-look preview of Angelina...
July 10, 2013
Louis Zamperini, World War II hero, qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics at the age of 19; filming spring 2014; Christmas 2014 release
By Donna Littlejohn, Daily Breeze
With the leading man and a release date announced Wednesday, the long-awaited film "Unbroken" about Torrance icon Louis...
January 25, 2013
By Donna Littlejohn, Los Angeles Daily News
Talk about a made-for-Hollywood plot.
Encompassing the sweep of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, 47 days adrift in the Pacific evading sharks and the jarring brutality of two years in a Japanese POW camp, it's a story that plumbs the depths of one man's...
December 18, 2012
Running helped Zamperini foster the resilience he needed to endure captivity during WWII.
By Laura Hillenbrand, Runner's World
It was the spring of 1944, the height of World War II. In a Japanese torture camp, a captured American stood, ravaged by illness and shockingly emaciated, surrounded...
August 02, 2012
He was an Olympic athlete in Berlin where he met Hitler, a Prisoner of War of the Japanese during World War II, and is still sharing his Christian faith
By Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries
HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. -- I have interviewed some extraordinary people in my more than 43 years as a...
June 18, 2012
Event draws 95-year-old former USC athlete whose book about his odyssey during World War II is a bestseller. His stories at a fundraiser include jabs at the former Trojans football coach.
By TJ Simers, Los Angeles Times
Pete Carroll is back in town and onstage. He's sitting beside Lou...
June 07, 2012
Louis Zamperini, 95, was recently featured on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, sitting next to actor & director Catherine Zeta-Jones. Louis discusses his experience growing up in Los Angeles as a "rotten kid", the 1936 Olympics and rooming with Jesse Owens, and his incredible story during WWII...
June 01, 2011
'King of the Mile' Glenn Cunningham was a real hero of mine... he did the impossible. He was burnt as a child from his arms to his legs to his feet to his back and the doctors said he would never walk again.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Louis Zamperini placed eighth in the 5000 meters...
February 15, 2003
''I don't consider myself a hero, but more of a grateful survivor.''
By Ira Berkow, New York Times
In June 1944, Anthony & Louise Zamperini were at their home in Torrance, Calif., when they received the following message regarding their son, an airman who at age 19 had been a member of the...